Posts Tagged ‘ Just bloody think about it will you? ’

When Will We Learn That ‘Legislation, Legislation, Legislation…’ Is Not A Magic Bullet?

June 27, 2015 5 Comments
By

Is it because he was poor? Is it because tiny Reggie Blacklin was born into a poor family that his brutal death this week has already passed into distant news? What..? What on earth does his parent’s annual income have to do with anything? Soon only his mother and those closest to him will remember his blue eyes, his baby smell and the lips still too young to have even…

Read more »

The Rise Of The Mentalists Is Unstoppable…

June 19, 2015 4 Comments
By
The Rise Of The Mentalists Is Unstoppable…

Or at least it will be, if we don’t start fighting back… And humour seems to be the best weapon!

Read more »

Remember This When Councils Whinge About ‘Tory Cuts’…

June 3, 2015 5 Comments
By

Haringey Borough Council are offering people the opportunity to learn how to make healthier versions of their favourite takeaways. As part of the Healthy Haringey campaign, free cookery classes are taking place at Tottenham University Technical College this month. I… I just… Cllr Peter Morton, Haringey council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Everyone wants to eat healthily, but not all of us know how to cook tasty, nutritional…

Read more »

Cyclists Set To Overtake Muslims In Victimhood Crybaby Stakes…

June 1, 2015 9 Comments
By

A council has been accused of victim blaming after officers released a safety poster relating to cyclists… Oh oh! *adopts brace position* …wearing headphones. /facepalm It features an image of man riding with headphones in his ears with the message “Headphones can prevent you from hearing traffic. Share the road, share the responsibility.” However, some cyclists have taken offence at the poster campaign and have accused the local authority of…

Read more »

So, The Police Are Spreading Urban Myths Now..?

May 30, 2015 2 Comments
By

Coatbridge Police, in Lanarkshire, pleaded with teenagers not to get involved with the Paracetamol Challenge as it can lead to organ failure and death. Eh..? The what? … young people dare each other to take excessive amounts of the drug on social media. Do they? Do they really..? Well…no. But snopes.com reports that there is no evidence young people are daring each other to take excessive doses of paracetamol, and…

Read more »

Who’s Surprised..?

May 14, 2015 4 Comments
By

Ray Woolford from Lewisham political party People Before Profit organised the pre-election Deptford Heritage Festival, charging £25 for a four-day ticket and promising seven stages plus mystery celebrity performers who never materialised. It is claimed that many of the events failed to take place at all, venues changed at the last minute and there were hardly any punters. Despite attempts by Mr Woolford to drum up support online, many photos…

Read more »

Some Cause/Effect Comprehension Problems In The Left Wing Press…

April 2, 2015 2 Comments
By

The report, which was released on Monday, has been in the works since 2013, when Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey asked for help in figuring out why officer-involved shootings were increasing in the city even though violent crime was falling. Because if the police keep shooting bad guys, they aren’t able to commit crimes..?

Read more »

Well…Yes. Yes, It Does. What’s The Problem?

March 26, 2015 9 Comments
By

A human rights lawyer has claimed that a potential ruling that would force a Christian bakery to bake a same-sex marriage cake could set a sweeping precedent – that could see a Muslim printer ordered to print images of the Prophet Mohamed or an atheist web designer forced to create a website about God. Oh dear. The inevitable angst as politicians suddenly realise that the laws they have campaigned for…

Read more »

Just When You Think Modern Feminism Can’t Get More Irrelevant Or Absurd…

January 14, 2015 11 Comments
By

It started like this: 25-year-old New Yorker Beth Breslaw was chatting to a friend about her observation that men were less likely than women to make way for other people on crowded pavements. Oh, for…! Breslaw decided that she was going to test out her friend’s theory. No longer was she going to act like a polite, decent human being who occasionally moved out of people’s way, dammit! No, she…

Read more »

I Think You Might Need To Look Up ‘Unjust’ In A Dictionary..,

January 8, 2015 6 Comments
By

Because, it ain’t this: “The use of the joint enterprise principle in this case was extreme and in my view most unjust,” said Michael Birnbaum, QC, who represented the three men. “Here the attackers intended to use only a cricket bat and bottles. It was the victims who seized two large knives. “But by defining the joint enterprise as being a plan to use ‘whatever weapons came to hand’, the…

Read more »

”… actually a social issue of the greatest importance…”

November 18, 2014 7 Comments
By

What is..? Well, according to Baroness Kidron, it’s that eeeeeeevil Internet and its effect on the poor helpless kiddiewinks. At iRights’ heart are five principles: that under-18s should be able to take down any content they have posted on the internet; that they should have a right to know who is holding or profiting from their information; that they should be able to explore the internet safely; that there should…

Read more »

So What Do You Want, Mary? Summary Execution?

October 22, 2014 5 Comments
By

Vile online trolls will not be deterred by the threat of a two year prison sentence Mary Beard, the TV historian who was subjected to aggressive online abuse, has warned. She doesn’t elaborate, but her partner in crime does: Stella Creasy, the shadow Labour minister who received rape and death threats via Twitter when she backed a campaign to keep a women on the £5 note, said that longer sentences…

Read more »

Gaby Hinsliff Fails To Recognise Who Is Doing The Bullying…

October 6, 2014 12 Comments
By

Nobody should be bullied into wearing something to prove their allegiance to a country, whether it’s a bracelet or a red poppy or a saltire in face paint. She’s referring to the ribbing Miliband got for not wearing the latest craze – bracelets to show support for a cause. She has a point. And nor, arguably, should they be bullied out of wearing something. And again, I’d usually agree. This…

Read more »

Clegg’s Big School Meals Idea Meets Cold, Hard Reality…

May 28, 2014 11 Comments
By

…no surprise which wins, is it? Come September, children at Mudeford infants school in Dorset are not going to be getting hot school dinners. They’ll be eating sandwiches. Not cake, then..? Somewhere along the troubled history of the coalition’s policy to give all infant children a free school meal, the requirement for food to be hot quietly disappeared, to the relief of some headteachers. Well, finally, someone saw sense. Not…

Read more »

Capital Idea! Can They Sign A Pledge Against Rape, Murder And Benefit Fraud Too..?

May 12, 2014 5 Comments
By

Campaigners called for immigrants to be required to sign a declaration promising not to subject their daughters to genital mutilation before being allowed into Britain. /facepalm Professor Hazel Barrett of Coventry University warned against relying solely on a declaration, because it could become a “well intentioned piece of paper”. She warned it might encourage families to have girls cut before coming to the EU. It could also confuse matters for…

Read more »

United Kingdom Time

Subscribe

Email us at contact orphans of liberty [all one word] at gmail dot com

Authors

For more about these renegades, click on the name to go to a short profile:

Churchmouse
James Higham
JuliaM
Mike Cunningham
Northnorthwester

Orphans logo


Feel free to take this for your sidebar.